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Published on November 23rd, 2022
Majority of union supported candidates for MOFD board poised to lose to challengers
Two of the three candidates for the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 9th, 2022
Work continues as recent rains give hope to end of fire season
While recent rains have been a welcome sight in Lamorinda, Moraga-Orinda Fire District Fire Marshal Jeff Isaacs warns residents not to let their guard down. "This time of year, we get questions from the public on fire season: Are we out of fire season?" Isaacs noted ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 26th, 2022
Union support again an issue at MOFD Board election forum
With three seats in three districts of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District up for election in the general election of 2022, the six candidates running are in one of two slates. Incumbents Steven Danziger and Michael Donner are joined by candidate Christopher Young on the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on October 12th, 2022
MOFD Open House filled with fun
A recent Open House, held at MOFD Fire Station 41 in Moraga, included pancakes, fire prevention information as well as rescue reenactments and drone demonstrations. Station 41 is slated to be upgraded or moved to a new location in the future. ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 12th, 2022
Take part in The Great ShakeOut, Oct. 20
The Great ShakeOut will take place ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 12th, 2022
MOFD board candidates discuss issues of concern at Moraga Citizens Network forum
There were no startling disagreements among ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on September 28th, 2022
Lamorinda runs a successful virtual evacuation information drill
Nearly 1,800 Lamorinda residents responded to a survey, part of a drill to see how communications would work in the event of a fire requiring evacuation of residents in Lamorinda on Sept. 10. The drill was a joint effort by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, the Contra ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 31st, 2022
As peak wildfire danger looms, Lafayette's Emergency Preparedness Commission conducts second town hall
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Deputy Fire Chief Aaron McAlister, during the second Emergency Preparedness Commission "Get Ready for Wildfire Season" town hall on Aug. 25, said they expect to see significant wildland fires in the coming months. "We've ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on August 17th, 2022
Don't wait for the wildfire 'go order' before preparing to go
Not long after midnight in the early morning ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on August 17th, 2022
Local residents gather during National Night Out
Residents of the Lafayette Meadows neighborhood - which includes the streets Carol, Berta, Marlene, Janet, Judith, Anita and Vista Via - gathered Aug. 2 at Community Commons on Carol Lane to meet and greet local law enforcement and fire personnel as part of the ...Submitted by Chuck Silva

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Town Hall meeting focuses on wildfire preparation
In an effort to help the community prepare ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 20th, 2022
Did you get your Guide? Note new number for Community Warning System
The newest iteration of the bright yellow and red Lamorinda Resident's Guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation was recently sent to local residents in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, and offers a wealth of information about actions to take during an evacuation, ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 20th, 2022
Lafayette neighborhoods have new ConFire Firewise liaison
Wildfires grow in strength as they run uphill and a fire in steep and hilly terrain makes it difficult to access with a fire truck or even on foot, according to the National Fire Protection Association. "If your home or neighborhood is remote from water supplies and ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 20th, 2022
Wildfire mitigation efforts blunted by reluctant residents and public landowners
In the month of June, of the 2,846 fire inspections conducted by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, 1,252 properties failed the inspections and by the end of the month only 243 homes either had the work completed and reported or completed and been reassessed, according ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 6th, 2022
MOFD celebrates 25 years of service to the community
The Moraga Town Council honored the Moraga-Orinda Fire District with a proclamation during its June 22 Zoom meeting acknowledging the 25th anniversary of its existence and service to the communities of Moraga, Orinda, Canyon and some adjacent unincorporated areas.
By Vera Kochan

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